A map showing where the ancient Northern Darfur Mega-lake once existed.
Mar 29, 2007Landsat Provides Evidence of Ancient Mega-Lake in Northern Darfur

Mar 29, 2007 • Researchers at the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing used recently acquired topographic data from satellites to reveal a now dry, ancient mega-lake in the Darfur province of northwestern Sudan. Drs. Eman Ghoneim and Farouk El-Baz made the finding while investigating Landsat images and Radarsat data. Radar waves are able to […]

Mar 28, 2007Landsat Mid-Decadal Global Land Survey on the Horizon

In the tradition of the Landsat GeoCover data products, a new mid-decadal global land survey is being created via partnership with USGS and NASA. The global data set, which will be made available via FTP in Fall 2008, will use 9500 Landsat 5 and 7 scenes collected between 2004 and 2007 as well as ASTER and […]

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Mar 7, 2007Satellite Offers a Room With the Best View of Antarctica

Mar 7, 2007 • Researchers from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Golden, Colo., have woven together more than a thousand images from the Landsat 7 satellite to create the most detailed, high-resolution map ever produced of Antarctica. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) offers views of the coldest continent on Earth in […]

Mar 7, 2007USGS Collaborates on Unique, Comprehensive View of Antarctica

Source: USGS The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is developing a unique and versatile map of Antarctica using satellite imagery. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica or LIMA combines nearly 1100 hand-selected Landsat satellite scenes that are being digitally woven […]

Mar 2, 2007Landsat Science Team Meeting

The first LDCM-era Landsat Science Team Meeting was held by USGS at the Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from January 9-11, 2007. The meeting agenda and links to key presentations can be found on the USGS LDCM website. + Meeting agenda + Science Team members

Mar 1, 2007Landsat 5 Turns 23!

On this day in 1984, Landsat 5 was launched into orbit. Today, after 23 years of service, Landsat 5 is still operational. The original design life of Landsat 5 was just three years, but it has become the longest continuously operating Earth observation system in the U.S. civilian satellite fleet. Landsat 5’s tremendous life span is a […]